An image within the American Magazine, March 1816 Vol. I, No. 10. Page 369. A View of the Fort and Harbour of Oswego from Lake Ontario.
Below the image it reads: "T. H. Wentworth del."
Below the title it reads: "Representing the Attack by the British on the 6th of May 1814"
Conducted by Horatio Gates Spafford, A.M. F.A.A.
The deinstitutionalization of individuals with developmental disabilities to community-based
residential services is a pervasive international trend. Although controversial, the remaining three
institutions in Ontario were closed in March of 2009. Since these closures, there has been limited
research on the effects of deinstitutionalization. The following retrospective study evaluated family
perceptions of the impact of deinstitutionalization on the quality of life of fifty-five former residents
one year post-closure utilizing a survey design and conceptual quality of life framework. The
methods used to analyze the survey results included descriptive statistical analyses and thematic
analyses. Overall, the results suggest that most family members are satisfied with community
placement and supports, and report an improved quality of life for their family member with a
developmental disability. These findings were consistent with previously published studies
demonstrating the short-term and long-term benefits of community living for most individuals with
developmental disabilities and their families.
The following thesis provides an empirical case study in which a group of 6 first
generation female Afghan Canadian youth is studied to determine their identity
negotiation and development processes in everyday experiences. This process is
investigated across different contexts of home, school, and the community. In terms of
schooling experiences, 2 participants each are selected representing public, Islamic, and
Catholic schools in Southern Ontario. This study employs feminist research methods and
is analyzed through a convergence of critical race theory (critical race feminism), youth
development theory, and feminist theory. Participant experiences reveal issues of racism,
discrimination, and bias within schooling (public, Catholic) systems. Within these
contexts, participants suppress their identities or are exposed to negative experiences
based on their ethnic or religious identification. Students in Islamic schools experience
support for a more positive ethnic and religious identity. Home and community provided
nurturing contexts where participants are able to reaffirm and develop a positive overall
In this study, teacher candidates’ perception of their concurrent education program at two Ontario universities were examined, with specific emphasis on how the programs utilized practicum placements, to determine the effectiveness in preparing teacher candidates to teach. This research also strived to uncover the best ways to optimize concurrent teacher education through practicum placements. A questionnaire and interviews were used to uncover teacher candidates’ perceptions at one teacher education program that used full integration of practicum and one that used minimal integration of practicum. The findings revealed that teacher candidates were generally more satisfied with the overall program when there was full integration of practicum. There were statistically significant differences found between the two concurrent programs with regard to practicum time and preparedness and context of the practicum and a highly significant difference found for theory-practice divide. There was also a statistically significant difference (p < .05) observed between the teacher candidates at each university in terms of their beliefs about the need for improvement of their program. Some of the improvements that participants believed could be made to their respective programs included having (a) exceptional mentor teachers and teacher educators...
A certificate from the Grand Lodge of Ontario Independent Order of Odd Fellows to brother William H. Cowan. He has been admitted as a member of Livingstone Lodge No. 130 at Merritton 19 October 1909. The certificate is signed and dated by W. Brooks (Secretary) and S.A. Poplestoise (Grand Master) December 7, 1911. Cowan received the Degree of Truth.
A poster advertising "Alcohol Education Week...in Galt, Preston, Hespeler Schools, Churches, Service Clubs, Industry. A Community Study of Alcohol Problems". In the top right corner is a picture of an individual, W. Gray Rivers, Field Secretary of O.T.F. in Charge for the Ontario Temperance Federation.
The skill to identify and use best practices in literacy to promote achievement for students of all abilities cannot be underestimated by elementary educators. This qualitative case study investigates 1 year of a literacy initiative for primary and junior educators organized by a southern Ontario school board. The goals of the initiative were to design a literacy guide for teachers while building teacher capacity with literacy practices. Data were culled and analyzed from an examination of the guide, the meetings’ field notes and artifacts, as well as interviews with the educators at the end of the year. Several themes from the results emerged. The educators perceived the design process as unclear but the collaborative components were deemed valuable. The guide’s incompletion led to mixed reactions from the educators about the guide and its structure. Overall, the first year of the 3-year initiative acted as a catalyst for professional learning on literacy. The findings of this study accentuated the value of training educators to use empirical research to support their practices and professional knowledge. Also, the significance of promoting strong leadership with a comprehensive layout consisting of coherent tangible goals for professional development is highlighted.
"Illustrated with maps, and numerous engravings from original sketches."; Some illustrations by Capt. James Van Cleve, treasurer of the company.; At head of title: Great Northern route. American Lines.; Includes folded map glued onto the recto of the frontispiece.
Since the first offshore Lake Erie well was drilled in 1941, the Grimsby and
Thorold formations of the Cataract Group have been economically important to the oil
and gas industry of Ontario. The Cataract Group provides a significant amount of
Ontario's gas production primarily from wells located on Lake Erie.
The Grimsby - Thorold formations are the result of nearshore estuarine processes
influenced by tides on a prograding shelf and are composed of subtidal channel complexes,
discrete tidal channels, mud flats and non-marine deposits. Deposition was related to a
regressive - transgressive cycle associated with eustatic sea level changes caused by the
melting and resurgence of continental glaciation centred in Africa in the Late
Ordovician/Early Silurian. Grimsby deposition began during a regression with the
deposition of subtidal channel complexes incised into the marine deposits of the Cabot
Head Formation. The presence of mud drapes and mud couplets suggest that these
deposits were influenced by tides. These deposits dominate the lower half of the Grimsby.
Deposition continued with a change from these subtidal channel complexes to laterally
migrating, discrete, shallow tidal channels and mud flats. These were in turn overlain by
the non-marine deposits of the Thorold Formation. Grimsby - Thorold deposition ended
with a major transgression replacing siliciclastic deposition with primarily carbonate
Sediment was sourced from the east and southeast and associated with a
continuation of the Taconic Orogeny into the Early Silurian. The fluvial head of the
estuary prograded from a shoreline that was located in western New York and western
Pennsylvania running NNE-SSW and then turning NW-SE and paralleling the present day
Lake Erie shoreline.
The facies attributed to the Grimsby - Thorold formations can be ascribed to the
three zones within the tripartite zonation suggested by Dalrymple et ale (1992) for